Spark Newton!

Celebrating the power of philanthropy throughout Newton County.

Local Flavor

Spark Newton!—formerly the Newton Fund—was established in 2000 to bring together donors, nonprofits and community members to make philanthropy happen in Newton County. Spark Newton offers grantmaking, philanthropic learning opportunities and community awareness activities.


Since 2000, Spark Newton! has granted more than $278,000 to area nonprofits to respond to the changing needs of the community. Last year’s grantees include Action Ministries, FaithWorks and Newton County Community Partnerships.


Eligibility and Application Materials

The 2017 deadline for this program will be announced shortly. Please sign up for the Foundation’s email newsletter to receive future notifications about this program.


To include a local perspective in this work, Spark Newton! has an Advisory Committee comprised of knowledgeable leaders representing diverse segments of the community. Committee members live and work in Newton County and are committed to developing local philanthropy and responding to the needs of their community.

  • Greg Proffitt, Chair
  • Teri Goodman
  • James Johnson
  • Betsy Morehouse
  • Candy Morris
  • Landis Stephens
  • Allison Woodard
  • Katrina Young

The Journey Starts Here

Ready to get started? Just visit our online portal to complete your application today.

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For more information about Spark Newton!, please contact:

Lesley Grady
Senior Vice President, Community

Lita Ugarte Pardi
Director, Resource Deployment